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of pentagon cash. >> that region as everyone knows will be hard hit if the sequestration is allowed to take affect. >> and there is almost certainly some truth to that. defense contractors are bracing for cuts. but other claims about what is a relatively small cut may be more dubious. secretary of homeland security says the country would be less secure. >> i'm not here to scare people. i'm here to inform. and also to let people begin to plan. because they are going to see these impacts in their daily lives. >> what if things like long airport lines don't materialize. take weeks or months to kick in. and republicans claim the president is exaggerating. >> he's far more interested in holding campaign rallies than he is in urging senate democrats actually pass a plan. >> if you can't handle a 2.3% cut, how can we put this place back in order. >> and the is he questionster may also get lost while those cuts start hitting on friday march 1st, the continuing resolution that funds the government expires on march 27th. flip forward to may and against another debt ceiling making the sequester cuts l
. getting deals on pentagon contractors. >>> a day after burger king says twitter account was hacked, jeep says the same thing. cadillac is owned by chrysler. jeep is not the only corporation reporting cyber attacks. apple says some of its macintosh computers were attacked. >> the cash strapped postal service is trying its hand at side action. starting this fall, they will launch a clothing line. the apparel and accessories will be called rain, heat and snow. technology to create smart apparel also known as wearable electronics. jackets with i pod controls built into the sleeves. i like it. may i also say i went to the united states post office yesterday in the bethesda yesterday. met a wonderful gentleman, bernie. he's been trying to craft a perfect tony and tucker question. we love the united states post office. >>> still ahead in our next half hour, a dire warning from the white house. might it be a little too late however? >> and we're going to sit down with our team for a look at why a deal to stop the sequester probably won't happen. >> but first an american in saint peters seat? wha
the plants and production facilities across the country. >> reporter: the pentagon says military readiness and civilian employees will suffer and many republicans agree that the cuts will hurt. others say the president's insistence on new tax hikes ignores other reductions that could replace the sequester cuts. >> in you were to pay federal employees about the same level you pay private employees that saves about $32 billion a year. other places to cut. you could cut foreign aid in half and save $20 billion. so we have a list of savings we could send to the president if he's interested and we could do this without laying anybody off. >> reporter: now, there is a campaign element to all this. the president has been crisscrossing the country, trying to drum up public support and put more pressure on congress to get a deal done. next week he will head to newport to talk specifically about the cuts to the pentagon. back to you. >> sherri ly, thank you very much. >>> in other news, d.c. council members are holding a special meeting next week to discuss taking possible action against ward one co
. they are also hacking pentagon contractors. >> when it hit the defense and steal documents, word documents, powerpoint documents, when they hit the private sector blue chip companies that are doing mergers and acquisitions, we see targeted threats against the e-mail. >> the democratic chair said this clearly demonstrates a need to pass cyber security legislation as soon as possible. >> in less than two hours, we will hear from president barack obama's new secretary of state. john kerry will talk about president obama's investments in foreign policy. after he addresses students and teachers, he'll sit down with the president at the white house this afternoon. >> president obama issues a dire warning just over a week before the dreaded budget sequester kicks in. if a deal isn't reached in congress, fox's doug luzader has the latest. >> reporter: tony, good morning. no one really expected we would be here. the sequester was designed to be unpleasant for democrats and republicans. doesn't look like they are going to be able to stop it. >> summoning first responders to the white house painting
troops to decide whether to allow gay members. >>> the pentagon is also taking steps to be more inclusive of gays. defense secretary will extend some benefits to same sex partners of military members. comes more than a year after the pentagon lifted the ban on gays serving in the military. >> president obama will try to sell democrats on his plans for immigration, gun control and the economy during a closed door meeting today. this happened in annapolis. the president's ambitious second term agenda relies on support from law makers. >>> and while the president heads to maryland. >> billions of dollars will take effect next month. without one, the district could be hit hard. melanie alnwick is live with the latest details. >> reporter: tony and allison, if you feel like we've been here before, that's because we have. a very long and frustrating game of kick the can here. seems like over and over again. these cuts were supposed to kick in january 1st. back in 2011 and 2012, congress could not agree on a broader package. that was an exchange for republicans agreeing to raise the debt ceiling
should stop stalling a vote despite a his belief that chuck hagel is not qualified to run the pentagon. >> making headlines around the region now, the investigation continues into a house fire in southeast that critically injuredt a little girl. g flames ripped through this home on 33rd street yesterday morning.ay the 4 year old girl remains in the hospital. a 2 year old boy and three adults were treated for minor injuries. the home's owner is charged with felony threats and simple assault. investigators say he made threats against one of the women living at that home while crews worked to put out the flames.t >>> police on the eastern shore are investigating the murder of a college student. 21-year-old edmond saint clair was stabbed to death on the campus of the university of maryland eastern shore. police do not believen this was a random crime and may have been the result of an argument that was on going or on-going disput. >> and a virginia family will be waiting to hear the resultses of a vote in the virginia senate today. law makers are scheduled to vote on a bill that would mak
the pentagon and a lot of defense contractors and they are going to get whacked if sequestration happens. mandatory arbitrary really budget cuts that it will take affect march 1st. suburban maryland has national institutes of health. military hospital, naval hospital, the food and drug administration. so suburban maryland has a lot invested in the health sciences. and they are going to suffer too if sequestration happens. and my column focuses on the affect on medical research. the national institutes of health provides almost all of funding in the country for basic medical research. and they are very excited about a lot of promising things going on in health research right now especially related to flu, cancer, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, alzheimers. and they say they are already strapped. they've actually been losing ground in terms of how much medical research they can fund over the last 10 years and if sequestration happens, it's going to be a really big set back. >> do we know how much money they do stand to lose? >> they stand to lose $1.6 billion just the national institutes of
. the accident activity was tying up the two right lanes, but has cleared. backup leaving the pentagon. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> world series or bust. that's nats' manager's viewpoint. they have the motivation to make it happen. but let's hope they don't get uninvited guests. players say a bird dropped a fish on the field yesterday. little welcome to florida, boys. after a few minutes of gawking, ian desmond threw it over the fence. in our 9:00 hour we'll get a look at how things are shaping up and perhaps what kind of fish that was. >>> starting today the racing presidents. vote on who you think will win on twitter, with the #votebill and voteteddy. >>> bruce allen is standing firm on the team's name. he said it's ludicrous to suggest the franchise is trying to upset native americans. he says they won't buckle in to people who think the name is offensive. he gave his opinion yesterday if he groundbreaking for the new training facility. the new facility is expected to bring $40 million worth of investments to the city and hundreds of jobs. >>> imagine giving up an 81
. backed up past german town. 395 northbound headed out towards seminary road. leaving the pentagon over the inbound 14th street bridge. let's continue with the maps. pull them up for you. we do have problems to report headed in to downtown. accident activity clean up continues. new crash to report south capitol street. stalled car cleared. again, coming inbound from the west down to 30 miles an hour. the pace remains well below speed at 16 miles an hour. and traffic back up now to 49 miles an hour. a little bit of improvement leaving vienna. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you very much. even though congress is in recess, some law makers have not left washington offices and continuing to press for solutions. some democrats say congress should give up home district break and get back to work. joining us now is ed okeef also writes the congressional blog. >> good to see you. >> you talk to some of these law makers. at least one of them i thought it was funny rob andrews from new jersey you talked to and he didn't want to answer. >> he wouldn't say where he was. ther
the pentagon to the inbound 14th street bridge. inbound suitland parkway and coming across the douglas bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> julie, thanks. red light cameras in maryland causing quite the stir among drivers in rockville. >> the amount of tickets in the last year has nearly doubled and the reason why may surprise you. melanie alnwick is live with more. >> reporter: good morning, tony and allison. yeah, you know, this is definitely causing a lot of consternation among drivers especially those who received tickets and didn't realize they were being cited for blowing through a red light when they believed they stopped at those intersections. so here's what's going on. the city of rockville changed camera vendors. changed the cameras and what they consider to be a red light violation. let's show you video we shot. here's what it looks like. the cameras will flash if the driver crosses the white stop line. also videotaped drivers making right turns on red but they'll get a ticket if they don't come to a complete stop before making the turn. westbound at research.
pentagon parking and the earlier crash has cleared. lanes are open. southbound connecticut avenue. heavy and slow from the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> julie, thank you very much. chief financial officer says he is stepping down june 1st. he has served the city for nearly 15 years and is just one year into his current five year term. a spokes person says the retirement is for purely personal reasons. comes amid questions into tax assessments and transparency. for more on the surprising resignation and what's next, we turn to jack evans. good morning, a little unfair. everybody was up watching the superbowl. thanks for coming in early. let's talk about this. is this a surprise resignation? >> a little bit of a surprise. confirmed for another five year term in june. not been that long. i was surprised when he decided to go. he's had a rough six months. maybe that entered into his decision. >> purely personal reasons. that is the story we are reporting. that is what your office has heard. >> that's what he told me personally he was leaving to focus more time in
prepared level in a decade. the pentagon announced wednesday it has approved cutting the aircraft carriers from 2 to 1. the move will save millions of dollars each year. despite his opposition, some analysts say the move is logical. >> so all it does is temporarily at times reduce our standing cape ability to launch a preemptive strike. so if we change our mind we can change the policy. >> budget issues are forcing carriers to stay at sea longer for nine instead of 6. >> attracted hundreds of protestors yesterday. governor martin omalley is calling for a ban on military type rifles increasing licensing fees and requiring training in order to own a gun. the governor believes his plan will prevent dangerous people from owning the guns. republicans say it punishes the wrong people. also in maryland, a push to increase the number of early voting centers. the early voting access act will be considered today and if passed would allow more early voting centers during primary elections. comes after voters were forced to wait in line for hours to cast their ballot during the presidential election i
the finest military in the history of the world. >> the pentagon needs a thorough overhaul. i'm a hawk but i'm a cheap hawk. f 35 overrun problem, it is obscene and disgrace full and people will be demanding we fix the system. >> some federal watchers are saying the government agencies are putting out these outrageous cuts, these outrageous worst case scenarios to put public pressure on congress to come up with some sort of a deal. they do say the total amount of the budget cuts only amount to 3% of the federal budget. there's a subtext going on here. think maybe we should let sequestration go through. really does not seem to be agreement here on capitol hill. >> all right, melanie. thank you very much. >> you may want to head out to celebrate president's day. there's a parade in honor of george washington's birthday. mount vernon is throwing a birthday bash that includes a wreath laying ceremony at his tomb. admission is free. >>> president bill or president teddy. we're going to find out which racing president won the race to mount rushmore. bill, william taft and teddy will hang out with
evenly between defense and nondefense spending, so that means the d.c. area's defense industry, pentagon and other military programs would be hit hard. only social security, medicaid, veteran benefits and some programs for low income families will be spared. even the smithsonian museums around d.c. and the national zoo will be impacted by these cuts. according to the "washington post," the zoo could lose $10 million and could threaten some exhibits, but would not affect animal care. the cuts would go to anybody who gets federal grant or any kind of federal dollars at all. states and localities are looking closely at their finances, too. that's the latest on capitol hill, back to you. >> affects a lot of people. sherri, thank you. >>> meanwhile, a late night session for a panel of lawmakers in maryland, they approved both a change to sweeping gun control measures and a repeal of the death penalty. the senate judicial proceedings committee voted 6-5 on a bill that would ban capital punishment. senators approved an amendment to a gun bill that prohibits anyone who has been involuntarily com
vote for president obama's choice to head the pentagon. but the confirmation of chuck hagel is still expected to go through. senate republicans say they need to know more about hagel, but they are also insisting that the white house come clean on the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi in september. with evidence mounting, they say the president was disengaged. the president says all questions have been answered. >> this white house has stone walled, delayed and denied. nothing could be further from the truth about us not running out of questions. what is true is he won't answer any. >> it's shocking that my republican colleagues would leave the nation without a secretary of defense with all the things we have going on in the world, including a war. >> hagel's nomination is expected to eventually get through. republicans say they will not block an up or down vote after they get back from vacation in 10 days. >>> today president obama heads to chicago to continue pushing economic reforms he laid out in his state of the union address earlier this week. before he leaves the white house, t
for abusing afghans to be handed over to his government. the pentagon is rejecting the claims, but is taking them seriously and says it will investigate the facts surrounding these claims. >>> in the meantime, the new secretary of state is in london this morning. he met with his british counterpart and sat down with prime minister david cameron. london is his first stop on a trip that will take him to nine countries. syria is dominating his agenda, but it's not clear if he'll sit down with syrian rebels. after his european visit, he heads to the middle east. >>> new this morning, a major announcement from the vatican. pope benedict xvi has signed off on moving the date of the conclave forward. the pope says it can begin sooner if all the cardinals are in rome. typically, the process to choose a new pope does not begin until 15 days after a pope dies or leaves office. >>> meanwhile, cardinals from around the world have begun to gather in rome. washington archbishop cardinal donald wuerl left from dulles yesterday. also on sunday, the pope delivered his final public address to a crowd of 100,0
. in the meantime, panetta made news yesterday when he said for the first time the pentagon backed the idea of giving arms to rebels in syria. it's been reported hillary clinton and former cia director petraeus asked the white house for permission to arm the syrian rebels but were denied. >>> to d.c. politics now, the city's ethics board says it will not pursue evidence i found against council member jim graham. the board says further action cannot be taken because the incident happened before the ethics board was created. however, a federal grand jury is investigating graham and the contracting process. >>> fairfax county police say the serial fondler has struck again. take a good look at this updated sketch. now 18 incidents reported in and around springfield since september. all of which have the same suspect description and the same m.o. the man comes from behind and gropes women and runs. he has previously been described as having a beard. nowe's described as acne on his shaving bumps. >>> a maryland mother is facing charges that she murdered her 2- year-old. police say chelsea booth c
briefing tuesday. >>> and leon panetta testified thursday saying the pentagon did not have any forces close to libya when the u.s. consulate was attacked last september. he also said for the first time, or he said for the first time that the defense department supported arming rebels in syria. that's a direct contrast to the official position of the obama administration. >>> funeral services will be held at arlington cemetery today for a virginia soldier. 28-year-old sergeant aaron whitman was a graduate of the citadel. he was on his second deployment to afghanistan when he was killed last month. he was the first u.s. combat casualty of the year. he was based out of fort stewart, georgia. >>> the first lady will attend the funeral of the murdered chicago teenager who performed at the president's inauguration. funeral services for hadiya pendleton will be held tomorrow. police say the drum majorette was talking with a group of friends last week when she was shot in the back by a stray bullet. so far, no arrests in this case. but it has brought renewed attention to chicago's high moderated an
the pentagon in particular. his proposals for a $9 an hour minimum wage and new tax hikes signal more battles ahead by congressional republicans. he pressed for immigration reform and an audience that included the families of shooting victims, he pushed for more gun control measures. >> the families of newtown, deserve a vote. >> the republican response was delivered in spanish and english by a rising republican star. florida senator marco rubio. but zeroed in on the spending plans. >> i don't oppose your plans because i want to protect the rich. i don't oppose your plans because i want to protect my neighbors. >> that is an area where both sides seem to have some agreement. could be some compromise. there is a hearing scheduled in the senate later today. tony. >> thank you very much, melanie. as you just heard, president obama did challenge law makers to let gun proposals at least come up for a voechlt the president made the appeal -- fox 5 got reaction from local members from congress and most outspoken critics. >> when you looked up at the galleries and realized there were dozens of family
ahead, the administration will shift its focus to the pentagon, which will bear the brunt of the cuts. in addition to some of the defense cuts as well as the contractor furloughs, the white house also said in d.c., maryland and virginia we could have perhaps 31,000 fewer hiv tests available, or 5900 fewer kids getting vaccines. $700millioncut in environmental funding. all those possible impacts now listed on the white house web site. there is talk of perhaps a compromise that would allow the federal agencies to at least have flexibility in deciding where they're going to apply the cuts within their agencies. with the sequester due to hit friday, there isn't much time to work out all the details. tony and allison? >>> thank you. in afghanistan, president karzai wants u.s. special forces out of a key province. he's accuses them of working with afghan citizens to torture and even murder people in the region. the u.s. has rejected the claims u.s. forces carried out any such crimes. >>> secretary of state john kerry has arrived in london. it's the first stop on a nine country trip. it's hi
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